November 24, 2004
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will build a distribution center in rural Somerset County next year, a 500-job shot in the arm for Maryland's poorest county. The 450,000- square-foot facility will be built near U.S. 13, about three miles south of Princess Anne on the Eastern Shore, the state said yesterday. Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, will become one of the county's largest employers. "It's a tremendous economic opportunity," said Daniel Thompson, executive director of Somerset's economic development commission, which spent almost a year wooing Wal-Mart.
September 10, 1993
POLICE LOG* Riviera Beach: Someone stole a fish saw, an air conditioner and two phones worth a total of $905 from a fish market in the first block of Somerset Road Tuesday night.
July 28, 2006
July 28 1896 The city of Miami was incorporated. 2002 Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset, Pa., were rescued after 77 hours underground.
March 20, 2003
ETHEL STEWART COTTMAN, retired Maryland educator and noted teacher in Somerset County Schools for 39 years, died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at Atria Assisted Living Center, in Salisbury. She was 89. Born January 16, 1914, in Concord, DE, as Bertha Mae Ethel Stewart. She was affectionately called Ethel S, Miss Cottie, or Sweet Mom. She was the daughter of Elmer Kirkwood Stewart and Hattie Matthews Stewart. Her career as an English, Psychology, and Journalism instructor in Somerset County Schools at Greenwood, Somerset and Washington High Schools were distinguished with nationally recognized awards of achievement for journalism and other periodicals.
November 6, 2005
On October 31, 2005, DEACON FARRAR. Visitation at 2140 N. Fulton Ave. on Sunday 11 am to 6 pm. The family will receive friends at Community Church of Christ, 1002 Somerset St., on Monday at 11:30 am. Funeral at 12 pm.
March 26, 2009
On March 21, 2009 WILBUR. Visitation 2140 N. Fulton Ave, Friday 5 to 8:00 P.M. Family will receive friends at Community Church of Christ 1002 Somerset Street, Saturday 12:00 P.M. funeral to follow at 12:30 P.M.
June 1, 2007
On May 28, 2007, BISHOP MAMMIE LEE ROGERS. Funeral service will be held at Community Church of Christ, 1002 Somerset Street on Saturday, June 2, 2007. Wake 10-10:30 A.M. Service will follow. Interment Arbutus Memorial Park. Inquiries 410-664-6800.
March 19, 2003
On March 16, 2003, DONDRA L. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME EAST, 1101 East North Avenue, on Thursday after 8 A.M. The family will receive friends at Community Church of Christ, 1002 Somerset St. on Friday at 11 A.M. Funeral Services will follow at 11:30 A.M. See www.marchfh.com
January 1, 2006
PATRICK J. KINSELLA, JR., 80, of Somerset, Pa, formerly of Baltimore, Maryland, died peacefully at home in Somerset, PA on December 30, 2005 at 1:45 A.M., surrounded by his wife and all his children. Born August 19, 1925 in Baltimore, MD; son of the late Patrick J. Sr. and Mary Ann (Moran) Kinsella; preceded in death by brother James Kinsella; sisters, Rita Eltz, Katherine White and Carmelita Knoble; survived by wife Ruth of 54 years (nee De Jarnette) formerly from Essex, Maryland and six children; Paula Michels of Bowleys Quarters, Maryland, Patrick J. Kinsella, III, Michael D. Kinsella, Jennifer Yoder, Daniel Kinsella and Mary Cotter, all of Somerset County, PA. Also survived by sister, Margaret (Peggy)
March 27, 2002
The story at Somerset Homes, Baltimore's oldest public housing project, is simple: The old guard and the Tenant Council got mad. Last week, the residents of this East Baltimore complex took city housing officials to task for ignoring their long-standing complaints. Maintenance was lax and inadequate, they said, apartments needed repair, and drug dealing was virtually unchallenged. Officials from the Housing Authority of Baltimore City did not disagree. They readily acknowledged the problems at Somerset and vowed a rapid response.